Franny Choi

Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship Finalist

Posted by on Aug 25 2014, in awards and fellowships


I’m so thrilled/humbled/proud/sweptoffmyfeet/slightlynauseousatthethoughtofit to announce that I’m a finalist for the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship. From the Poetry Foundation’s website:

Five Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships in the amount of $25,800 each (previously $15,000), will be awarded to young poets through a national competition sponsored by the Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine. Established in 1989 by the Indianapolis philanthropist Ruth Lilly, the fellowships are intended to encourage the further study and writing of poetry.

See the list of 31 finalists here. I’m proud to say the list of finalists includes two other members of Dark Noise, Danez Smith and Nate Marshall, as well as friends Ocean Vuong and Joshua Bennett. I’m so lucky to have these gorgeous minds in my life.